KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) Qualified 5th "Our Budweiser Dodge felt really good. I didn't do a good job at all braking; I didn't brake well at all in the final corner and gave up some time in (Turn) 11. Otherwise, I think that...
KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) Qualified 5th
"Our Budweiser Dodge felt really good. I didn't do a good job at all braking; I didn't brake well at all in the final corner and gave up some time in (Turn) 11. Otherwise, I think that we would have been with the cars up-front (in qualifying)."
IS QUALFIYING UP NEAR THE TOP OF THE FIELD MORE IMPORTANT AT ROAD COURSES? "It's important, but not critical. So many things can go on in these (road course) races... being on the right strategy, getting good fuel mileage and just having things go your way is a big part of winning here on Sunday. Starting up front can never hurt, it's better than starting in the back."
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR CAR RIGHT NOW? "I think we just have a solid car all the way around. As tires fall off (during the race), you have to be under control have your car where you want it late in the race and that's what we're going to work on for Sunday. I'm happy with today."
ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Stanley Dodge Charger) Qualified 8th
"Our Stanley Dodge was great. We weren't really good in qualifying trim earlier in practice. We changed a bunch of things on the car and ran a pretty decent lap. All and all, I'm very happy with our lap. That should give us a good starting position for Sunday.
"Every time that you qualify at one of these places (road course), it's a grind. You want to hit every corner because they all add up and it's the difference between being fast and being slow. I was using up all the race track coming out of Turn 10 and through the checkered flag. A really good lap. I really like this place. We have a pretty good resume here the last several years, so we to want to keep that going on Sunday."
SAM HORNISH JR. (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger) Qualified 18th
"I wish that I had that lap to do over again. Most guys will tell you that they over drove their lap. I just felt that I was too nice. I'm happy with the Mobil 1 Dodge. Hopefully it will get us a top-20 starting spot. It's a long race. You have to stay out if trouble. It's not always the best car that wins here. We just need to have the right strategy at the right time and keep it in the track all day."
AJ ALLMENDINGER (No. 44 Best Buy Dodge Charger) Qualified 20th
"We were really quick in practice today. We just couldn't lay a good qualifying lap down. We've been working on front grip, and just didn't have enough for our qualifying lap with our Best Buy Dodge."
KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Qualified 27th
"We're just struggling a bit with forward bite right now and not getting the car off the corner like we'd like to. It doesn't take much to scrub off time here and to be fast, you have to be fast through all 12 turns. We'll be OK. We've got two more practice sessions tomorrow to get out Miller Lite Dodge ready for Sunday."
REED SORENSON (No. 43 Valvoline Dodge Charger) Qualified 28th
"Our Valvoline Dodge was just a little too loose throughout the qualifying lap and it cost us. We've been struggling with forward bite, but mostly our car was loose. We have some time to work on the car and hopefully we can make up some track position during the race."
DAVID STREMME (No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger) Qualified 39th
"Our Penske Racing Dodge is pretty good. We just need to get the driver more comfortable in the car. I've only raced here once and it's really tough when you don't have a lot of track time. I think we'll be OK for Sunday. We've got a really fast car. I'm getting better. We'll be fine."
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